These are the speakers who’ve said they’ll be coming to the 2020 virtual CTCW conference, we are still waiting to confirm more.
Sha Blackburn is The LoonWitch a psychic intuitive healer. She incorporates a variety of psychic tools including the tarot, runes, the pendulum and psychometry to help her clients transform their lives. She is an honest and insightful psychic, who has been studying and practicing various forms of divination for over 20 years. Sha is also a Reiki Master in the Usui System of Natural Healing, a Holistic Therapist certified by the American Institute of Natural Healing in Reflexology, Acupressure, and Chinese Herbology. In addition, Sha is an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church. Sha is a gifted teacher, helping adults and children define their spiritual path and work toward a happier future. Sha is a teacher at The Learning Connection in Providence, RI where you can study Tarot and the Aura with her. She also facilitates workshops in her shop, The Mystic Room.
The LoonWitch got her start at a young age working with a natural divination form called augury. Though she was too young at the time to understand what she was doing, it helped to hear validation from friends and neighbors when her predictions would come true.
She started working with The Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling cards around age 12 and progressed to the Tarot around age 18 as a more serious student.
These days the LoonWitch is a student of life, and a teacher of many subjects. She is an internationally known psychic balancing her passion with the need for a corporate job
and time for her family.
You can find the LoonWitch offering her special brand of insight around The World!
The LoonWitch offers the following types of readings:
-Tarot (general or specialty spreads)
*** Your Name in Runes
Check out her website :Loonwitch.com
Morgan Daimler has been an Irish pagan since 1991. She is a member of the Druid Order of the White Oak and helps to run an open women’s circle and a neo-pagan Witchcraft tradition in Connecticut. She has also studied the Norse practice of seidhr and is the gythia of a small heathen kindred in Connecticut. Morgan recently published several books that re-paganize prayers and charms from the first two volumes of the Carmina Gadelica, and she has a strong interest in traditional magic and divination. She regularly teaches classes at Pandora’s Box in Norwich CT and has also taught a CT Pagan Pride Day and the Beltane Pagan Odyssey Festival, as well as performing public oracular seidhr sessions in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
“I have had my poetry published in different places including four anthologies: the Pagan’s Muse (under the pen name Seabhacgeal), Voices of the Survivors, and the Pagan Writer’s Present anthologies for Samhain and Yule. I have also had poetry published Circle magazine, as well as Witches and Pagans magazine. I am the author of the self-published books By Land, Sea, and Sky, and Murder Between the Worlds; A Child’s Eye View of the Fairy Faith through Spero publishing, and Where the Hawthorn Grows through Moon Books, as well as Fairy Witchcraft also through Moon Books.
Living Liminally (Morgan’s blog)
Getting your Metaphysical Book Out (with Catherine Kane)
Hypnotherapist, NLP Master, Tantra Therapist, Energy Healer, Psychic Tarot Reader, Past Life Regression Therapist, published author.
My YouTube Channels:
|To say I’m eclectic is putting it almost embarrassingly mildly. My current life, in no particular order: henna, raising kids, temari, spinning thread, polyamory, knitting, SCA, being wife to my bestest friend, singing, treating my depression, baking, drawing, conspiracy theories (mostly laughing at), computer games, painting, laughing, BDSM, belly dance, reading mostly fantasy and science fiction, really good sex, Indian, Persian, and general Arabic material culture and history, and whatever shiny thing wanders by next. I teach a lot of these things at various events devoted to them. Visit me online at .www.hennadancer.com Following a lifetime of study with her seashell partners, Michelle has learned to translate the language of the shells. The enlightenment she has received has transformed her life as well as many clients. In her desire to share this wonder with you, Michelle created the Ocean Oracle divination system. She is the international author of Ocean Oracle; What Seashells Reveal About Our True Nature, and Ocean Wisdom; Lessons From The Seashell Kingdom. Her popular on-line seashell divination classes have reached a world-wide audience. She is presently working on a third book, SEE SHELLS; Visionary Messages from the Seashell Kingdom, as the shells continue their revelations. http://www.oceanoracle.com/|
Thor Halvorsen is a Deaf Pagan, Poet, Educational Interpreter, artist (the crafty kind), activist. Norwegian/Welsh American, Geek of Technology and Linux. He walks many paths including Norse, Welsh, Wiccan, Heathen, Ancestral Veneration, Reiki, and studies Runes including practicing RunValdr.
Thor’s interests include being an Audiophile (LOVE MUSIC), science fiction, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, transpersonal psychology, anything Norse, and to do with Deaf culture and Social Justice. (Did I mention I am a Technology Geek?) He loves folklore, mythology, and words (fairytales is misnomer, honestly).
Thor is a longtime fan of Richard Bach.
“If you argue for your limitations, they are yours” Richard Bach, Illusions. “That to be human, is to recognize the humanity in all, if you expect them to honor the humanity in you.” “If belief was wind, the stars, the seas, then all will be fair, the mysteries would be preserved, and all can know these things are alike and equal” also recently been delving into Wendell Berry’s works.
Thor Identifies as a “Military brat”, and has lived in South Korea, Germany, east and west coast of USA, as well as Maryland, Arizona and Washington. His stepdad emphasized cultural relativity long before he found a word for it. He had exposure to the culture of Norway via dad’s and stepdad’s Scandinavian family, as well as Welsh from Mom’s side of the family. He gained familiarity of the dieties, stories, and culture, and eventually the food, from visiting Scandinavian countries.
Thor is a published author, his poetry in The Tactile Mind quarterly magazine, Virtigo issue: Vertigo.
Thor has been a practicing Wiccan for almost 20 years, with recognized Clergy status in Maryland, 3rd Degree Elder, High Priest of the Coven of Amber Heart, of the Coven of Amber Rose family of Covens. He was a visiting member of Ecumenicon, then migrated to CTCW (honored to return each time). He also does readings in Runes & Tarot cards, encouraging people to jot down notes during readings. I go slow. My rule of thumb is if I go too fast, and you don’t remember, then what was the use?
Thor is a Professional Educational Interpreter for the Deaf, language facilitator, ASL Adjunct Professor at College of Southern Maryland. His goals are to network and build awareness of Paganism in the Deaf World, continue being an artist and writer, and has offered to get involved in making Youtube presentations and videos alongside CTCW.
Ellen Evert Hopman is a founding member of The Order of the White Oak (Ord Na Darach Gile, www.whiteoakdruids.org) and its current Co-Chief, a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, and a Druidess of the Druid Clan of Dana. She was Vice President of The Henge of Keltria, an international Druid Fellowship, for nine years. She has also been at times a member of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF). Hopman has been a teacher of Herbalism since 1983 and of Druidism since 1990. She is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. Hopman is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages and has been a professor at the Grey School of Wizardry. Ellen is the author of the novel PRIESTESS OF THE FOREST : A DRUID JOURNEY and its sequel THE DRUID ISLE as well as a number of non fiction works including A DRUIDS HERBAL OF SACRED TREE MEDICINE. She will have her books with her for signing.”
Visit her online at: http://www.elleneverthopman.com
Raven Kaldera will be returning to Changing Times-Changing Worlds this year! We’ll be posting a list of the classes he’ll be presenting this year soon.
Raven Kaldera is a Northern Tradition shaman, intersex/transgender FTM activist, erotica educator, Ordeal Master, Speaker for the Transgendered Dead, homesteader, diviner, psychic vampire, herbalist, polyamorous parent, and author of many, many books, articles, and short stories. Raven is a builder of bridges between worlds, a crosser of boundaries between communities, a Reweaver of the Web. He is the Dreamer Whose Dreams Come True. ‘Tis an ill wind that blows no minds. www.ravenkaldera.org/.
Voice And Runes In Northern Healing Magic
The Eightfold Path of Altered States
Nine Sisters: Gods and Goddesses of the Northern Seas
Sacred Meat And Leather: Being A Spiritual Omnivore
Talking To The Spirits: Getting Better Signal Clarity
Elemental Herbal Energetics (below)
Gifts for the Divine: The Art Of Making Offerings
Independent Pagan Publishing (below)
Nine Maidens: Healing Goddesses of the North
Personal Gnosis: Judging the Spiritual Experience
Dealing With Deities: The Many Pagan Experiences of God(s)
Elemental Herbal Energetics
Independent Pagan Publishing
Northern Tradition Herbalism
Northern Tradition Shamanism
You can buy several of these workshops as MP3s on our Shop page)
Catherine Kane is a professional psychic, a Reiki Master, a gifted bard, a metaphysical Christian, and a delighted student of the Universe (amongst other things). She brings creativity, an eclectic body of knowledge, and an attitude of fun to empowering people to find and live their best and brightest dreams. Her writing has been seen in magazines such as Thorn, the Door Opener, and Helix; and she is the author of “Adventures in Palmistry” and “The Practical Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better“, “The Lands That Lie Between“, “Magic for Pennies“, and “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams“.
Her latest offering is Living in Interesting Times, available from Lulu.
Visit her and husband Starwolf online as Foresight (the Information you need for the Adventure of Life) at www.ForesightYourPsychic.com and www.ForesightYourCtPsychic.wordpress.com
Releasing Your Limits – An Introduction to E.F.T. and When the Fire Burns Low
The Best is Yet to Be, Mindfulness for Change,
The Challenging Reading, Clearing & Releasing Negative Programs, Practical Energetic Techniques for Living in Interesting Times, A Touch of Acupressure
A Touch Acupressure, Life Balance for Psychics, Stand back we’re going to do Science!, Palmistry Reading for Children
Catherine is the lady who has done the acupressure class to Sunday mornings (we’ll see if you can get by without her this year), book signings, and readings as well as teaching in previous years. She has been one of the foundation stones on which CTCW has been built.
Rev. Robert Nolan
Rev. Robert Nolan has been a practicing magician and priest in New Hampshire for the past 16 years during which time he has run festivals and been involved several community organizations including the Sagefire Fellowship and A Sacred Place.
Guest Right– Modern Old Laws Series Part 1
The Importance of Your Word– Modern Old Laws series- part 2
A Modern Code of Honour– Modern Old Laws series
Spiritual Ecology on the New Normal
Land Stewardship with Coyote Skywoman
Ariel Malachi Sirocco
Ariel Malachi Sirocco is an Integrative Hermeticist following the Corpus Hermetica and related writings; as such, he is a hardcore Panentheist. He frequently teaches ancient Hermetic history and traditions and has taught at several esoteric conventions along the Northeast and at countless private gatherings. Ariel has an academic background in biology (Q.C.) and 15 years with the American Museum of Natural History. To this day, he weaves his scientific knowledge with his ritual.
Ariel has been a practicing occultist since 1983. He was initiated as a High Priest of the Minoan Temple, Inc. of New York in 1998 and The Temple of the Spiral Path-NYC in 2004. During this time, he realized that the scientific and the esoteric were two sides of a coin named “Ritual” and, thus, began his true pursuit and calling: Hermetics.
He moved to Connecticut for several years where he started Coven Quiddity (2006). It grew into the Akashic Temple (2009) and ran monthly meetings and a few major events during the year. In 2007, he joined the Masonic fraternity and his attentiveness quickly raised him through the ranks reaching Master Mason in 2008. In 2012, he became a 32-Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and Washington Council Princes of Jerusalem, Master of Ceremonies (2012-2013) of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Bridgeport, Ct. In 2017, Ariel became the Worshipful Master of Union Lodge No.5 in Stamford, Ct.
During this time, his passion with Hermetics led him to reach out across the United States and abroad to Amsterdam, NE in search of Elders. In Amsterdam, he reached out to and visited the world-renounced University of Hermetics (@ U.o.A.). However, he found his teacher on the West Coast – in California and in 2015, Ariel was granted an encampment charter from the Ordo Templi Astartes (OTA) for New York City area.
It is Ariel’s belief that this “New Age of Esotericism” deserves academic exploration without sacrosanct or circular defenses. If this does not happen, the entire family of “pagan and esoteric traditions” will fall into disrepair, ill repute, and eventually dismissed as merely fanciful.
Classical Iconography in the Masonic Temple or “Myths, Motifs, Mother’s Milk and Masons”
Alchemical Gold: The History and Significance of Hermetics’
Introduction to Personal Alchemy
Sacred Geometry – Redux
Sacred Geometry: The Point and Shape of Sacred Philosophy
Talismans, Sigils and Amulets: Oh My! “Introduction to Symbology”
Sacred Geometry: the pint the circle the triangle the square
More (not CTCW) Classes: (all at least 90 minutes) Contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Gretchen A.L. Schork is a Scribe, Runester, Magician, Priestess, Magical Qabalist, artist, writer, teacher, and the president of Ordo Corona Luci, a magical company, providing training books, and products for Pagan and Occult Ministers, Mystics and Magicians, along with various products.
“We are all in this life together, and working together will get better results than hurting and fighting.”
The Abcedrian System
CoyoteSkyWoman has been a member of the Pagan community in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for the last 25 years, and she has been a practicing shaman for only a little bit longer than that. She works closely with the trickster spirit, Coyote, and has worked with The Sagefire Fellowship and A Sacred Place since their inceptions.
Tricksters: Essence of Change
Channeling Deity and the Art of the Divine
(with Robert Nolan) Land Stewardship
Paganism in the Modern Age
I Am – the Documentary showing
I Am – discussion of the Documentary
I have been a very active Magickal force in the Occult world since October 1993. I am tarot card reader, a Usui and Sacred Flame Master-Teacher for 14 years in total, an Isian, a Witch, a practitioner of the Haitian Voudoun religion, and I began Circle Sanctuary MIT (Ministers in Training) taught by Selena Fox and others since Winter 2014, and I am presently learning more about color therapy. I am also studying Umbanda for the past 4 years thorough The Temple of Guaracy of Washington D.C. (in Kensington, MD). I am presently in active ordination studies with the Fellowship of Isis under the tutelege of the late Rev. Deena Hartray Butta, FOI Archbishop of the Lyceum of Eleusis in Chicago before she passed away January 27, 2013. I was the previous Godchild of Papa Max Beauvoir; Hougan Elder, biologist and scientist from Mariani, Haiti from 1996 to 2002. I received my First Degree from Silver Ravenwolf and Diane McDonough on Yule 1994 at Dillsburg, PA and my Second Degree (and Third Degree teaching) from Ecumenicon under Rev. Charles Butler in the middle 1990’s. I have taught classes at Cedar Light Grove in Baltimore, at Ecumenicon for several years, at FOI of Chicago for several years and at at least 7 previous Sacred Spaces.
Kirk White, M.A., L.Ac., is a healer, teacher and author. He has been a practicing Witch and Magician since 1973, a psychotherapist for 22 years, and a licensed oriental medical practitioner since 1994. A past co-president of Covenant of the Goddess (North America’s oldest and largest association of Witches and Wiccans), and past director of the University of Vermont’s Parapsychology Program, he also founded Cherry Hill Seminary, a professional Pagan ministry program with faculty and students worldwide, and Standing Stone Academy, a Pagan healer training program.
In 2006, Wildhunt.org named him one of the “25 most influential modern living Pagans today.” In addition to working as a consultant with Pagan seminaries nationwide such as the Aquarian Tabernacle Churches’ Woolston Steen Theological Seminary, he is a licensed acupuncturist/ Chinese herbalist, registered psychotherapist, legal Pagan minister, Freemason, and adept in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. His skills and interests include traditional healing modalities, various magickal and spiritual traditions, and models of Pagan leadership and ministry.
Kirk is the author of the books Adept Circle Magick: a Guide for the Advanced Wiccan Practitioner, Advanced Circle Magick: Essential Spells and Rituals for Every Season, rEvolutions: The Elements of Mastery, Operative Freemasonry: A Manual for Restoring Light and Vitality to the Fraternity, and Masterful Magick: A Guide for Advanced Wiccan Practice.
Or you can listen to some previous workshops:
Freemasonry & the Golden Dawn: Old Men’s Mysteries for Modern Men (and Women too!)
Introduction to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
Alyssa Yeager Concert
Alyssa Yeager is an artist and businesswoman local to Albany, NY. She has been exploring the metaphysical properties of gemstones for many years, and began the business Guidestones to help people focus on specific goals in their lives using the natural energies of gemstones.
Rhiannon’s Lark Bio: Rhiannon’s Lark is a solo music project created by Alyssa Yeager (vocals, guitar) to express the reality of life as a geek, goddess, and girl. What influences Alyssa’s music? •Playing games since the time she could hold a hand of cards (or maybe a little before) •A love of reading, particularly fantasy •Touring the Earth-centered and pagan festival circuit with the band Telling Point •Spending time each year on the west coast hiking to waterfalls and exploring breweries If any of this sounds like you, listen to what Rhiannon’s Lark is playing now.
Fortune Telling with Gemstones